hayduke (3408) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2006 Bottle. Copper brown Nice tan head Strong malts with nuts and carmel. Nice sweetness. Carbonation about right. Good flavors overall and nice on the mouth. Deserves to be the best selling beer in Montana.
Update: Has this on tap in McCall, Idaho. Liked it a little better than from the bottle.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aluminum bottle courtesy of Jeffc666. Dark brown/mahogany with a quickly fading beige head. Aroma of roastiness, caramel and ovaltine. Taste has notes of toffee, roasted malt, nuts, caramel, some chocolate and some hops. Pleasantly sweet. Medium bodied with subtle carbonation. Light lacing, no head retention. Doesnít stand out in any way but itís a very solid, enjoyable beer.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt and bread. Flavor of roasted malt and nuts.
Muckrakerr (33) - Muskegon, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a pint glass from a bottle. Quickly dissipating, foamy head. Good malty character. I could drink this every day. A step up from Peteís Wicked.
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A gift from my bosses dad from his trip out west. The nam alone has deterred me from cracking this one open for awhile. I mean really, Moose drool, doesnít the imagery make you cringe. And then as the previous rater stated the pic on the label adds to the revulsion. What a shame I bought in to the imagery, because this is really a quite good beer. I liked the tart taste finished with a sweet aftertaste.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Two years ago, I hated this beer. I tried it again last night, and found that Iíd been wrong. Tastes of amber malt extract: you can taste the color brown, and you know itís sweet. Smooth palate that stops short of creamy. Mid-carbonated, fits well. I will try this again for sure.
brocker (99) - Salina, Utah, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The label is too funny. I assume itís supposed to be a drooling moose, but to me it appears to be a moose vomiting into a stream.
The last thing you want on a package of anything youríe supposed to consume is a puking animal.
The beer is actually pretty good. Nothing like what the sick creature would suggest. Pours a nice brown with an average head.
Smells of malt and nuts, ( the kind of nuts you eat ), cashews I think. Tastes sweet and malty. Maybe too sweet. Needs a little more bite to it.
Goes down smooth, but a little syrupy for my tastes.
Decent drink overall.
DocLock (7976) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to RobertsReality for this. Rob sent an aluminum bottle of this stuff. Poured deep brown with aroma of malt, big chocolate, coffee, fruit, cabernet, and a slight jalapeno oil note. Tasted malty, very chocolatey, with finishing fruit. Smooth, velvety palate. One of the top 10 chocolatey beers Iíve ever had, and one of the better brown ales Iíve ever had.
flemdawg (532) - Naples, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown in color with a tan head. A malty molasses aroma. More of those malts and molasses in the taste. The rest was hard to describe but it had that "brown beer" taste too it. Over all, not too bad of a beer.
want2party (6) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - DEC 29, 2004 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great Beer. Nice level of both malt and hops with a slight coffee taste. Great color in the glass. Nice dark brown.